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Friday, August 3, 2012

Saina scripts Indian history at Olympics

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal on Thursday created history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach the semifinals of the Olympics but it was curtains for Parupalli Kashyap at the London Games.

Fourth seeded Saina relied on a fine blend of attack and defence to prevail over fifth seeded Tine Baun of Denmark 21-15 2220 in a 39-minute women's singles match to keep her medal hopes alive here.

The 22-year-old will now take on World No. 1 Yihan Wang of China in the semifinals; one whom she hasn't beaten once in last five encounters. “I'm so happy as it's one of my dreams to play in the Olympic semifinals. Last time in the quarterfinals of the Olympics, I was 11-3 up...“ Saina said after the match. “It is a dream come true for me and I'm so, so happy. I really, really can't believe it,“ she added.

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